⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄

Finding Work and Life Balance

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄
Finding Work and Life Balance

Many people see the importance of work life balance, however it is a challenge of implementing a system or getting into habit that let you balance your work and other aspects in life. Is it worth to spend your nights and weekends for your work? What’s the problem? Not enough time, or you are too passionate for your job? Brad Feld had the same problem on having work taking over the life, however he has realized he needed a balance life for his family:

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

…However, until about five years ago, I had absolutely no balance in my life. I was on the road from Monday to Friday, arriving home exhausted at the end of the day Friday. Amy got “the dregs” over the weekend – I’d sleep a lot, spend time in front of my computer getting caught up on all the crap I didn’t get to during the week, and when we went out, I’d always be tired and withdrawn. The burnout cycle continued; every six months I’d completely crash from the effort (I graphically remember a vacation to Hawaii with friends where I slept 20 hours a day for the first four days – so much that Amy thought something was physically wrong with me.) I drank too much, I struggled with my weight, and I felt physically crappy. I loved my work, but I couldn’t see past it.

At age 34 when – on a long weekend with friends where I was completely absent and struggling to get through a difficult deal (for a company that eventually failed) – Amy turned to me and said “I’m done. I’m not mad – I just can’t do this anymore. You either have to change, or it’s over.”…

He suggested the following rules for himself, including (1) Spend Time Away, (2) Life Dinner, (3) Segment Space, (4) Be Present, and (5) Meditate.

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

Discovering Work Life Balance – [Feld Thoughts]

⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄
⌄ Scroll down to continue reading article ⌄

More by this author

Leon Ho

Founder of Lifehack

11 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Complete any Task in New Year
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas
10 Ways to Extend Laptop Battery Life
Bob Parsons on His 16 Rules for Survival
Free note taking templates and techniques

Trending in Lifehack

1 5 Simple And Obvious Tips For Better Communication 2 2 Minutes Book Summary: Talk Like TED 3 1 Minute Book Summary: The Productivity Project 4 2 Minutes Book Summary: How to Read a Book 5 1 Minute Book Summary: Always Hungry?

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Explore the Full Life Framework

Advertising
Advertising